A “locally acquired case (of Covid-19) with no known link to travel,” has been confirmed in Yellowknife.

The individual is doing well and isolating appropriately, according to chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola.

A “rigorous” tracing effort is underway, according to the GNWT. This means reverse contact tracing with the individual covering the last 14 days.

Kandola is recommending anyone with symptoms be tested.

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“Without knowing the source of infection, it is difficult to fully characterize the risk to the public,” a GNWT release issued Friday afternoon read. “What this means is there are reasons for residents and travellers in Yellowknife to be vigilant.

“But there is no reason to be frightened – we know what works to stop transmission and public health is working to find the source (of infection).”

This story will be updated.

Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in his home province of Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories again. He should be at least six...

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  1. It probably came from one the nearly 40 out territory license plates I took pictures of, just in Yellowknife And no there not all essential workers. An why are we bringing in international workers for simple administration jobs!!!